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#5710936 - 04/21/15 10:06 PM Home made backstop
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Looking to build a bow/crossbow backstop at home since my fence is taking a beating when my son tires out when practicing (and I don't think it is good for his arrows to be stuck in the fence and pulled out), but not wanting to spend a bunch of dough on commercially available stops if I don't have to. What have you done in the past for a home-made back stop for compound bows and crossbows?

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#5710982 - 04/21/15 10:56 PM Re: Home made backstop [Re: Texas buckeye]
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Maybe several hay bales. To make them last longer I'd try to set them on something that allows some air to get under them like pallets and cover them with a tarp when not being used. If you could find a big piece of thick stryofoam or connect some pieces together that might work, and be easier to move and not be such an eyesore.
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#5711006 - 04/21/15 11:31 PM Re: Home made backstop [Re: Texas buckeye]
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Hanging carpet it gives so much when hit the arrows just fall, you might have to use two layers if it's a heavy poundage bow
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#5711008 - 04/21/15 11:34 PM Re: Home made backstop [Re: Texas buckeye]
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Has to be the thin industrial stuff, not the stuff from your house it has too wide of weave, we use it as a backstop in Wisconsin to shoot in our basements in winter
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#5740016 - 05/12/15 07:32 AM Re: Home made backstop [Re: Texas buckeye]
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Registered: 05/18/12
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Loc: The Colony TX
Horse stall mat. Tracker Supply has them for about $40

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#5741660 - 05/13/15 05:55 AM Re: Home made backstop [Re: Texas buckeye]
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I read, homemade backstrap, I was thinking how the heck?!? grin
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#5741676 - 05/13/15 06:28 AM Re: Home made backstop [Re: Thundervee]
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Originally Posted By: Thundervee
I read, homemade backstrap, I was thinking how the heck?!? grin


Me too! WTH? Time for hunting season...
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#5741946 - 05/13/15 09:42 AM Re: Home made backstop [Re: Texas buckeye]
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If he is only hitting the fence when he gets fatigued/tire, it is time to stop shooting when he hits the fence.
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#5744093 - 05/14/15 03:44 PM Re: Home made backstop [Re: Texas buckeye]
polishpreacher Offline
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Registered: 04/18/12
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if you have the space, a round bale would be perfect as a backstop, as it covers a large area and lasts for a while, though i also agree with the previous poster that says if he begins to vary that much when tired that he is missing the target completly and hitting the fence, i would tell him to take a break....even when working out doing weights for school, they tell the kids to take breaks in between reps so their muscles get a bit of time to relax. Maybe have him shoot groups of 30 or so and then take a break for around 30 minutes....read a book or have him snoop around the forum for more ideas.....lol.

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